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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 9th July, 2021)


Farm near Worthington Lakes.

Photo: David  (Panasonic FZ330)
Views: 2,014

Comment by: Poet on 9th July 2021 at 06:55

What a nice picture . I helped out on this farm back in the 70s . It was then known as Alf Gills . Perhaps it still is , but the working methods have since changed.

Throughout the morn the stack grew bigger
With every bale of corn
Until the lad upon the cart
Was little more than a distant figure
Up in the mid day sun .
By tea his face was a distant blur
To the straw strewn loaders down below ,
For the only thing they could observe
Was the silvery gleam of the grappling iron
Swinging low .
At dusk the wain was two poles high ,
A tottering tower to the sky ,
And throned atop a lowly fellow
Rode like the monarch of the meadow .

Comment by: Mick on 9th July 2021 at 07:49

Worthington Hall Farm, I used to go to school with Andrew Gill who lives there, thinking back I remember he once pinched one of my girl friends

Comment by: Fred Mason on 9th July 2021 at 08:25

Lovely scene of summer. Very uplifting, David.

Good 'un.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th July 2021 at 08:39

A lovely familiar scene of hard work down on the farm. All's well with the world and the hay bales are in.

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th July 2021 at 08:48

What a lovely photo, and what a lovely sky. Good poem, Poet.

Comment by: Kath H on 9th July 2021 at 09:01

We went to many fabulous New Years Eve parties there at Andrew and Sylvia Gills farm.

Comment by: David Barker on 9th July 2021 at 10:00

Another excellent photo David , my grandparents had a farm ,used to love going helping out at hay making time, and harvesting , wonderful memory's .

Comment by: Edna on 9th July 2021 at 10:30

Lovely photo David, a bit different. We have photos from the 1970s of one of my sons sitting on the hay bales in New Springs.This brought memories back.Thank you.

Comment by: DTease on 9th July 2021 at 13:37

One of your girlfriends Mick? Blimey! How many did you have up there in Shangri-La Shevington? They must have been queueing up all the way to the border!

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